Our Founder commented on the fact that more than a third of repeat knife offenders are escaping jail despite a law that they should be immediately imprisoned:
Rory Geoghegan, a former Downing Street adviser on crime and founder of the Public Safety Foundation, said: “Those who carry knives repeatedly won’t be deterred by a criminal justice system that seems to have an increasing tolerance for them.
“Parliament was clear in 2015 that repeat knife carriers should be jailed, yet more than 1,600 repeat knife carriers dodged a prison sentence last year, the highest number since records began.
“It’s increasingly clear that toughening up sentencing for knife crime and increasing prison capacity will be vital manifesto commitments for any party serious about cutting crime.”
Read the full article in The Telegraph here.